Upcoming Teaching & Training  

March 28  The Strategic Advocate in Mediation (1 day), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 19  Overcoming Barriers to Resolution in Mediations and Facilitations: Strategies from Psychology, Communication, Negotiation and Neuroscience (1 day),  San Luis Obispo County SELPA (special education) San Luis Obispo, California
April 26  Practical Tips in Preparing for Mediation (morning plenary), Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference, Seattle, Washington
May 9  Advanced Skills and Strategies for Mediators (1 day) Public Employment Relations Commission, Olympia, Washington
June 7  Advanced Negotiation: Skills and Strategy (1 day), Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 8  The Impact of Culture on Negotiation and Mediation  (two hour workshop), Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 8  Mediation Advocacy: How To Break Through Deadlocks (two hour webinar), Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 21-23  Advanced Mediation Skill Development: Perfecting Our Craft  (3 days, co-training with Bruce Edwards), Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, contact Lori Rushford at 310 506-4655

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding, a national leader in the field of conflict resolution, has been providing training and mediation services for over thirty years. A former civil attorney, she was the Director and Senior Mediator at the Mediation Center in Ventura, California from 1985-2007 where she mediated over 4,000 disputes.  In addition, she served as a special education mediator for the California State Department of Education and was the mediation partner and trainer for the Wisconsin Special Education System (WSEMS) from 2006 - 2017.

She is now a full-time trainer (Negotiation and Mediation Training Services), professor, and conflict resolution consultant and has provided training in negotiation, communication, mediation, and culture and gender issues in almost all 50 states in the US, as well as in Canada, England, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Sweden.

 Nina customizes her trainings for businesses, courts, school districts, city, county, and federal government agencies, medical centers, corporations, bar associations, non-profit groups and universities. 

 Nina has taught at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law for over 25 years and Southern Methodist University for over 18 years. She has also been an instructor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and the California Judicial College and is a guest lecturer at universities throughout the United States.  

She is a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution, the California Dispute Resolution Institute, and the Southern California Mediation Association, as well as on the Council for Distinguished Advisors at Pepperdine University and the Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University and many other organizations.

She was awarded the Peacemaker Award in 1992 by the Southern California Mediation Association for her outstanding work in the conflict resolution field, the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award, an international award given by the Association of Conflict Resolution, in 2005, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in 2017.  She is an honorary fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and an emeritus fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. 

(See "About Nina" for further biographical information)

Nina offers the following Training Opportunities

  • Negotiation and Advanced Negotiation
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Mediation Training - advanced training in the following areas: family, civil, special education, organizational conflict, and labor.
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Collaborative Law Training
  • Corporate & Organizational Conflict Resolution

Trainings are customized to meet an organization's or agency's unique needs. Nina will work closely with you to tailor a specific program that qualifies for statutory requirements for state trainings for court programs or for the unique needs of your corporation.  

Please see our negotiation training and  mediation training pages for additional information (including the training calendar) and do not hesitate to use the contact page or email Nina at nina@meierding.com so that she may respond to you directly with regards to customizing a training program to meet your needs.& DVD Training

See Nina's 6 DVD Set: Cultural & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation

Or take the same course now with online streaming at a lower price here.